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"ReTree International is a nonprofit organization that has three objectives: To plant trees on idle lands wherever they will grow throughout the world; to involve people, especially young people, in this effort, and at the same time, educate them regarding the importance of trees and forests to the well being of the planet and ourselves; and to support forestry research."

“Forests make oxygen and help us stay alive. The animals live in the trees too. Forests make life to make everything beautiful. We also need the trees for lumber and our economy.”
- Fourth grade student at Dry Creek Elementary School during tree planting for Earth Day, April 22, 2010.

Students at Dry Creek Elementary School in Clallum County, Washington, plant trees on Earth Day, 2010.

ReTree Looking For New Members

Working as a volunteer doesn’t come with a paycheck but if you value our trees and forests and recognize their vital role in keeping our planet healthy, and you understand the importance of teaching the next generation of forest stewards these values, then being a part of an organization like ReTree can be a very rewarding experience. The amount of time needed depends on how much time you want to contribute to this effort and how much time your schedule allows. Contact us by e-mail (above) with your interest. We look forward to hearing from those of you that want to help us plant trees.

Fort Campbell

In December, 1985, an Army transport plane crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, killing 256 soldiers. In the wake of the tragedy a 15-year old Ontario girl, Janice Nikkel, wanted to do something as a memorial for the soldiers lost. She contacted the Toronto Star and said she wanted to start a fund to plant trees as a living memorial for those lost. The story was picked up by the press and newspapers and widely circulated. Frank Lockyear heard the story on the radio in Oregon and contacted Janice to offer his services in trying to organize the plant. He coordinated with the 101st Airborne Division based in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and they planted 256 donated Canadian sugar maples. Recently Ms. Nikkel visited Fort Campbell to see how those trees were doing. See her story here.

Upcoming Events:

-Josephine County Tree Plants
On February 21, 22, and 23, over 1,000 young planters will take part in Josephine County's 24th annual tree plant. Last year over 4,600 trees were planted. Grant's Pass auto dealer Ross Roe once again leads local schoolchildren in this annual planting project. Over the previous 23 years more than 75,000 trees have been planted by over 20,000 schoolchildren, parents, and Scouts. Go to Josephine County Tree Plant, for pictures from the plant in February, 2011.

-Clallum County Tree Plant
Students from Dry Creek Elementary School near Port Angeles, Washington, will take part in their 24th annual Earth Day tree plant on April 22.

Recent Events:

-Trees for Tanzania Tree Plant, Jan-Feb, 2013
Read Rungwe District Forester Peter Chibwaye's report on 2011's plant. Or click here to read more about the Trees For Tanzania project.

Pictures From ReTree's Past
Click here to see pictures from ReTree's archives.

"When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. We also secure the future for our children. I call on those around the world to celebrate by planting a tree wherever you are."

Dr. Wangary Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

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